I didn't need to follow your instructions. When I turned the iPad on and entered my password, it was like the problem never ocurred.
You first suggestion should have been to wait the requisite time and reboot. Then the next logical question would have been - is there still a problem?
Also, you didn't mention anything about the Zagg keyboard...
I am sorry, Steve.
When the ipad says it is disabled, to restore is the troubleshooting process. If the ipad says it is disabled, it will give you 1 minute and then try again. If you don't enter it correct again for 2-3 times, it will be permanently disabled and restore is required. You never mentioned that it had given you a time frame to try the next attempt and I thought your ipad was permanently disabled.
This is the apple support site for that and you can have a look at that too
Anyway, good to know that your ipad is back up and running. You don't need to rate my service and you can go for a refund if you need.
The zagg keyboard should not be a problem. The only problem was that you entered the wrong password. I don't think you have anything to fear on that.